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Things to Do in Near Holiday Inn Express & Suites Van Buren-Ft Smith Area

Explore Van Buren

Don't Go Home Without

Don't leave our Van Buren, Arkansas, hotel without traveling to the nearby city of Forth Smith. With a rich heritage and attractions that include the Fort Smith National Cemetery and Knoble Brewery, Forth Smith provides a unique chance to visit the past.

Must See

You can find folksy art, beautiful antiques and quirky restaurants in the shops of downtown Van Buren. Our hotel's close proximity to this area allows you to a glimpse into the past to see the history and heritage of this well-preserved river city.

Must Do

As you explore the historic aspects surrounding our hotel, allow time for the visitor's center in the Old Frisco Train Station located downtown. Go on a pleasant train ride with the conductor while he shares the rich lore of Van Buren's colorful past.

Local Tips

Travelers at our Van Buren hotel should pack accordingly for our mild Arkansas winters with light winter clothes. Hot, humid summers suggest light summer attire that breathes well. Be sure to bring your swimsuit so you can take a dip in our indoor pool.

Nearby Attractions

  • Van Buren Fine Arts Center
  • Arkansas and Missouri Railroad
  • Crawford County Speedway
  • Devil's Den State Park
  • Drennen-Scott House
  • Historic Downtown Shopping District
  • Historic Main Street
  • King Opera House
  • Arkansas River
  • Ozark Highlands Trail
  • White Rock Mountain
  • Crawford County Court House
  • Fort Smith National Historic District
  • Arkansas Razorbacks
  • Sequoyah's Cabin

Nearby Dining

  • Chili's Grill & Bar
  • Frank s Italian
  • Colton's Steak House & Grill